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55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
+1 207-667-2433
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“pie” (72 reviews)
“pot roast” (11 reviews)
“lobster” (32 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The fried clams were as good as any I've ever had. Not dried out at all. Crispy fry but juicy inside. Delicious. Good lobster stew with huge chunks of lobster meat. The rest of the stew was a lot of heavy cream but the bread...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a family restaurant and serves everyday meals including roast beef or cturkey sandwiches, fish and chips, roast beef, French fries (frozen) and the usual soups, salads and deserts. Nothing remarkable.

Thank ARTarea51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch and tried our first ever lobster rolls. Cheri was our waitress and she did a great job assisting us. She was friendly and fast. The lobster rolls were abundant with lobster and light on the dressing.... perfect. The bread was toasted...More

Thank tmf7150
Melanie F, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for choosing helens, we value our customers and appreciate your business, we are very glad you enjoyed your lobster rolls as we are always particular about buying fresh picked Lobster meat, and of course our homemade coconut cream pie we agree...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best seafood ever! Had the sauteed scallops! Best ever! Husband had the haddock which was delicious and a generous portion. Hand Helen's makes you an adult size adult beverage for less than we pay in NJ! Don't forget to leave room for pie! Both the...More

Thank Tanya S
Melanie F, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your nice review, we take a lot of pride in what we do so we hope to always satisfy Our Guest. I am glad that you enjoyed your Seafood as we buy fresh and local and of course I have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked the food. The waitress was friendly and efficient. The dessert pie choices were very good, and in the end I went with chocolate cream pie.

Thank John H
Melanie F, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Chocolate cream is a favorite by many, your next time visiting you should try our famous blueberry two crust, thank you for your kind review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at several places while in the area. Helen's offers their lobster roll naked (just butter and a roll). My husband said it was the best he had in the area, lobster meat was nice and sweet. I had a coconut fried shrimp dinner...More

Thank akuenzli
Melanie F, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your lobster rolls, we do as well enjoy them with just butter as it enhances that fresh Lobster meat taste. Tell your husband we buy a fresh Lobster meat local and that is why it is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stopped in for a quick bite and the burgers were good they had some wraps that looked good but did not try any. The pie's were good and they added whiped cream which seemed fresh made. They had lobster sandwiches that looked good. a...More

Thank Barry N
Melanie F, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Barry thank you for your fair review, we buy our Hamburg fresh at a local market that is why our burgers are so delicious. We make almost all of our food in house homemade and so yes our pies have real whipped cream and...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch today both had clam chowder I had chicken Alfredo wife had egg salad sandwich. Chowder had no clams and was quite bad seemed to be canned. Alfredo had no flavor and the chicken was so overcooked it was inedible. The egg...More

Thank cwpeckham
Melanie F, Owner at Helen's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your lunch, we do make our alfredo sauce in house and typically get rave reviews about it I am sorry it was not to your liking. Although we do make our fish chowder in house we do Outsource...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Menu is typical of what you would find in a diner, with the addition of some regional dishes (assorted lobster dishes). Food was nicely presented and very good. Many sweet treats for dessert if you are so inclined, but the dinner alone was enough for...More

Thank GGGGary4
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We came for an early dinner after a day of hiking. Burger and wrap were good as were fries. Hot beef sandwich was not good and ribs were Ok but not great. Pie was good! Whipped cream on the pie...very good.

Thank Karen Z
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Dan P
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Response from BancyN | Reviewed this property |
Well, you are right. I have not eaten these before but wanted to try one during my trip to Maine. The roll I got was a regular, cheap hot dog bun, nothing special and no grilled top cut roll. Based on this experience, I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1722
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-2433
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